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Stigma against fat people becoming global
Washington, March 29 (IANS) Unlike in the US, fat people have not necessarily been seen in poor light in other parts of the world. But now the stigma against overweight people is becoming a cultural norm around the world, even in places where larger bodies have traditionally been valued.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011 12:15:49 PM

Springtime melting snows release accumulated contaminants
Toronto, March 29 (IANS) With birds chirping and temperatures warming, spring is finally in the air. But unknown to many, springtime has a dark side too -- accumulated contaminants.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011 11:33:47 AM

'Suicides at Apple supply plants a lesson for companies'
Toronto, March 29 (IANS) Citing worker suicides and injuries at Apple's supplier plants over the last two years, an international study has urged corporates to learn from it and change their wrong approach to managing their supply chains.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011 11:08:25 AM

Radiation from Japan detected in US city
Washington, March 29 (IANS) Tiny amounts of an isotope, Iodine 131, from Japan have been detected in rainwater samples collected from the roof of a campus building in Cleveland, US.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011 10:47:19 AM

Personal incomes, spending rise in the US
Washington, March 29 (IANS/EFE) Personal incomes in the US rose 0.3 percent last month and spending climbed 0.7 percent, authorities said.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011 10:37:11 AM

'Rajaratnam didn't care about Rajiv Goel's tips'
New York, March 29 (IANS) Former Indian American Intel executive Rajiv Goel sparred with the lawyer of Raj Rajaratnam over the value of alleged tips given to the Sri Lankan co-founder of Galleon hedge fund.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011 9:46:30 AM

Rajat Gupta quits Gates Foundation panel
Washington, March 29 (IANS) Rajat Gupta, a former Indian American director of Goldman Sachs Group accused of leaking insider information to Galleon Group founder Raj Rajaratnam, has resigned as an adviser to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011 9:37:19 AM

US worried about terrorist attacks against India
Washington, March 29 (IANS) Worried about terrorist attacks against India, the United States has been 'very encouraged' by the anti-terrorism cooperation between Bangladesh and India to thwart plans of groups like the Lashkar-e-Taiba to 'inflitrate into India', a senior US official has said.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011 9:28:33 AM

US needed to stop Gadhafi's 'brutal repression': Obama
Washington, March 29 (IANS) Defending US intervention in Libya, President Barack Obama argued that a failure to act against Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's 'brutal repression' would have carried a far greater price.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011 9:17:14 AM

Apple to unveil future of its operating systems
Los Angeles, March 29 (IANS) Apple announced Monday to unveil the future roadmap of its operating systems - iOS and Mac OS X - at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) from June 6 in San Francisco.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011 8:49:30 AM

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